Dec 18, 2012 10:00am EST
dell specifically focused on this issue this past summer to south america. we're all aware of the iranian threat or their proxies' activity here in this hemisphere. whether it's the thwarted assassination attempt last year where the operatives of the iranian revolutionary guard were trying to use mexican drug cartel connections to enter the united states, to assassinate the ambassador from saudi arabia , or we're aware of hezbollah recently being revealed that hezbollah had a terrorist training camp or a training camp of some origin in nicaragua, here in this hemisphere. last week the iranian deputy foreign minister for europe and the americas visited cuba, venezuela, bolivia and uruguay. this follows the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's frequent trips to the region. most recently iranian naval commanders have expressed their intent to extend iran's maritime presence into the atlantic ocean, closer to the coastlines of the u.s. with this piece of legislation, we seek to protect u.s. citizens from threats from iran and defend american interests and assets here in this
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
. when i first became the leader, i took a trip with a number of senators to south america to countries that we american senators had never been to, like bolivia. it was a wonderful trip. it was great for our country and it was good for the senators to learn more about that most important part of the world. i was very fixed on who i wanted to go on that trip with me. but the two i asked to go was judd greg going, new hampshire, who had been chairman of the budget committee; and kent conrad, who was chairman of the budget committee at the time. those two fine senators spent about 18 hours seated side by side, both having tablets to write on and they were working on the number-one issue that they thought was important for this country: what we do about the future of this country economically. and they came up with an idea that was very, very good. it had worked before on closing military bases. madam president, we had military bases that we had been trying to close since world war 1. we couldn't do it. we didn't have the political will to do it. so we had a base-closing commission. with t
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
include central and south america, a lot of people wear special underwear to ring in the new year. >> in brazil, they wear white and brand new underwear. i guess you want to start things off right. start fresh. >> i can sign on to this tradition. okay. don't get a close-up on me. i'm for new underwear. okay. what else? >> let's go to denmark, perhaps. people jump off chairs in unison at midnight. that's to rid people of negative spirits from the previous year. >> all right. >> good one. >> spain, natalie, you know about this one. we're going to show it. >> we're going to demo. it sounds easy to eat 12 grapes. it is not easy. >> do we have the chimes? >> we're going to do it. so 30 seconds on the clock, please. >> this should go well. >> are we going to hear this? [ chiming ] >> you can't even get them in your mouth. oh, my -- good work. >> thank you. this is what happens when you've been pounding campaign all night. you can't deliver a grape into your mouth at close range. >> i'm dead sober. how do they do this drunk? >> you littered the floor with grapes. >> i'm sorry. >> they di
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
. they don't understand that north korea is evil. only america is evil. >> i prefer to think of north korea as misunderstood. >> you would make an excellent young south korean. >> thank you. hepititis must be kicking in. >> imogen, the thank thing where he did the thing with the tank, just to be clear it had nothing to do with the iraq war protest which is where he did the rap. >> there were two protests he was in trouble for. one was the tank thing and the other the rap thing with the iraq war. >> yes, i just want to make it clear those were two different things. greg gavin was correct about having an asian mistress. her name was elizabeth cooper. she was a scottish phillopina actress. >> what was her name? it was juju or coocoo or loulou. >> it is ironic that the man with the tank, general mcarthur, takes over south korea and saves the world because she in love with his chick. and then psy is emulating america by smashing a tank. it is so meta. >> what does meta mean? >> it is something you say after you make a poimt. elizabeth cooper by mcarthur brought her from the fill -- philippines t
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
? >> no cousins, look i'm from rural south carolina, i grew up in a small town where i spent my formative years running from large harry people named bubba, many of them women. i know the culture and it's an important part of america. if you think that a politician can stop an embarrassing tv show ask chris christie what lucky's had with skwrers ra jersey shore. that's what reality tv does. on the other hand mockery is mockery you can always find dopes in any community. you hear a lot of complaints from southerners how they are portrayed in the media, they are always dopey, how kwra y'all doing, you dummies. they say there are no other groups that would be treat thed way. there would never be a buck wild show in the inner-city or a heavily latino area. is this the case that everybody has to put up with abuse or do some groups get to skate and some groups getting treat thed way it is pretty amazing that we've got a hey, look at all them yokles on tr right now. bill: that is thr- is mrs. bubba to you by the way. the senator goes on, instead of showcasing the beauty and people of our state you pre
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
christmas eve subjective access to and a lot of people feel very strong about that. >> i live in the south, ground zero for the nra but further to the right of gun owners of america. it's a part of our culture. i was raised in a household with guns. my mother later on when she was a widow, had guns. my father was my first hero. and i describe in the piece, i think, for the first time publicly, how he was murdered. and it was not an ak-47. it was not a bushmaster. it was a 22, four bullets to the head. 20 years later, my brother krystofer, we're just a few months apart in age, he was murdered in a remarkably similar fashion. both of them were gun owners. neither of them had an opportunity to defend themselves. they were ambushed. so as a growing person and joining the marine corp, we were taught, everything about weaponry there is. i left the marine corp and have owned a gun nearly every day since. one, because i was a single mother. and with small children in a home and just me and not living in the most desirable neighborhood, i slept near the front door. i was raised in east st. louis an
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
was born here in the bay area in concord. he is regarded as one of america's greatest jazz musicians. he became known for his exotic, challenging rhythms in music pieces such as take sides. he broke racial barriers, playing in a black jazz clubs in the deep south in the 1950's. he refused to play in segregated been used. >> the wet weather is passing and we are watching the weather come through and we will have the next on your morning commute.
Dec 17, 2012 8:00pm EST
led. he has been consistent and transparent. that is why there is no way to have another in america. thankfully we do not lose a jim demint. we saw him going to a bigger opportunity to influence america. i look forward to working with senator lindsey graham. there is no one else in south carolina. he understands foreign affairs are real. i look forward to learning more about foreign affairs. i will also say that over the last two years i've had the privilege of gaining a new family. we do not look alike but sometimes we do. everyone from joe wilson who we refer to as the scoutmaster and jeff duncan who is not here with us, i have been afforded the great opportunities in the world to serve in the house of representatives. what has made more meaningful is to have served with these four guys and our scoutmaster. i look forward to continue to build. i have not won anything yet in the senate. i have to run for reelection in 2014. i look for to the opportunity to introduce myself to citizens throughout this great state. the future is incredibly bright for america. we have our challenges.
Dec 18, 2012 3:00am PST
respect to michael bloomberg, he ain't going to convince anybody in america that it's not a slippery slope. he's just not but joe manchin will. other conservatives from the south, out west. people that grew up in a hunting culture, where you walk around the gun room, you sat at night with cases around, with fathers that taught you how to use guns safely, those are the people that will sway this debate. >> here's what i will say about bloomberg that there is -- now, because of how much time he's served, real data in new york city, as to what he has been able to do, that shows certain important numbers going down. he'll talk more about that when he comes on the show. >> understand what i'm -- >> i know. >> understand what i'm saying about mike. mike has been out front on this for a very long time. i'm just talking about willie's concern and the concern of all of us that some law abiding nra members are not going to be moved and swayed by what michael bloomberg says, whereas a guy like joe manchin that grew up in this culture, that understands this culture. >> yeah. >> will be able to say, he
Dec 14, 2012 7:00am PST
a shooting at an elementary school at newtown, connecticut. we'll return, though, to "good morning america," on the west coast. and for a look at the nation's weather. here's sam champion. >>> good morning, how are you? nice to see you. >> good morning, you guys. where are you all from? >> south carolina. >> you got to get on tv this morning. >> all right, let's get to the boards. here's a couple of things that we want to share with you. a big pattern change coming into the country this weekend. we'll try to get some cold air mixed in them with as well. so, we'll be looking for that. that starts this weekend into next week. now, the weekend has gotten an awful lot of warm air w that, we'll see this falling in the form of storms. strong storms are possible on that line. but next week, we'll start to get some cold air blending in. quick look at >>> that's not enough gma. here's what eye aes head "dancing with the stars" brooke burke-charvet. the latest on her medical battle. >>> and unprecedented "good morning america" live event. this soldier dad is about to get the surprise of his life whe
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
by one of the biggest december snowmakers ever. meanwhile, in the south, tornado damage stretches from louisiana to florida. and the threat is not over just yet. >>> american hero. the navy s.e.a.l. from smalltown america, paying with his life to rescue a doctor in afghanistan. >>> cancer killer.
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
called "dear america" popped up online. he calls for the death of american troop serving in iraq. this was not long after the news of the slaying of a south korea hostage. i want to give you an idea of why this has struck such a chord with people. cnn was able to translate the words and they are pretty shocking. the song goes in part, k those f'ing yankees who have been torturing iraqi captives and goes on to say, kill them slowly and painfully as well as their daughters, mothers, daughter-in-laws and father. you can see why this is getting a lot of attention. he apologized on friday and said while it's important to share our opinions, i understand the sacrifices american servicemen and women have made for democracy and freedom in my country and around the world. he also added that the song was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in iraq and the killing of two korean school girls that was part of the overall anti-war sentiment shared by others around the world at the time. the school girls were struck and killed by a u.s. military vehicle. psy says he will forever be s